Senior Blast Effects Engineer

Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Whittington Barracks, Whittington, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9PY

Senior Blast Effects Engineer



Posted by on October 12, 2021.


Do you want a job where every day is different?


Does providing specialist construction advice about explosives, weapons, ballistics & counter terrorism sound exciting?


If your answer is yes, then DIO is the place for you.


Working for DIO and joining an integral part of the UK’s Defence will allow you to support several diverse and unique projects daily. Recently, £200M has been invested into infrastructure to enable the state of the art F-35 Lighting II to take flight, whilst keeping the base full operational. These are once in a lifetime projects where your input can make a real difference.

As a Weapons Effects on Structures Engineer, the main task will be providing specialist construction advice to clients on MoD works that are subject to weapons effects such as blast, fragmentation, shock & ballistics in the principal subject areas of:

  • Explosives Storage & Processing Facilities,
  • Counter Terrorist Measures (for domestic buildings),
  • Hardened Structures (war HQ, bunkers, protective shelters),
  • Force Protection (e.g. Hardened Accommodation in Theatre)
    • support to the Royal Engineers,
  • Physical security (e.g. Armouries, secure rooms, fences & barriers).


Main Responsibilities

The post holder will be accountable to the Head of the Weapons Effects on Structures (WES) team who holds technical responsibilities in the following ‘Weapons Effects’ subject areas:

  • To represent MoD on legislative, industry and MoD committees.
  • To produce & promulgate MoD Policy & technical standards
  • To provide specialist input to works Projects in accordance with published Policy.
  • To carry out research & development in support of the above.
  • To carry out Audits & Assurance both internally to MOD and externally.
  • To direct the work of specialist consultants.
  • To maintain MoD’s specialist Library & records concerning weapon effects on building structures.
  • To mentor and lead support staff when required.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring adherence to all agreed DIO processes & operating procedures and will be required to work collaboratively with all parts of the organisation and to facilitate appropriate DIO interfaces.